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Woodford Dolmen Hotel

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#1 of 5 hotels in Carlow
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The 4 Star Woodford Dolmen Hotel is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Carlow, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay. As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer a flat screen TV, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available. Guests have access to a 24 hour front desk, room service, and baggage storage while staying at Woodford Dolmen Hotel. In addition, Woodford Dolmen Hotel offers a lounge, which will help make your Carlow trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests. While in Carlow, you may want to check out many of great attractions and activities including, Visual, Carlow Garden Trail, OakPark and the Barrow Way walks along with the likes of the chocolate Garden and Rathwood for fun kids activities. Enjoy your stay in Carlow!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Fishing
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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VIP room facilities
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Polish, Portuguese
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Armagh2016 wrote a review Feb 2024
Belfast, United Kingdom61 contributions60 helpful votes
I stayed in the Woodford Dolmen Hotel in February 2024. Great hotel, situated just outside of Carlow town with plenty of car parking spaces. The staff were brilliant throughout the stay, especially the staff at reception. I ended up getting a taxi into town, spent a bit of time in town and then return to the hotel to relax. Finished off with a breakfast the next morning, good selection of food available, and a stroll around the hotel grounds. Thoroughly enjoyable stay.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Hi Armagh2016, We appreciate your time to reply to our guest survey. It brings us great joy to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast menu and the hotel surroundings. We also thank you for the kind words about our brilliant staff, especially the reception team. We look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us again soon. Regards, Colin Duggan - General Manager
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emma99909 wrote a review Feb 2024
County Kildare, Ireland1 contribution
I was covered in bites from bugs from the bed. The bar food was disgusting no taste to it at all and all tasted reheated. Was told the chef didn’t know how to cook the mozzarella??? Don’t recommend staying here unless you want back pain, bug bites from the beds and overpriced food that tastes like nothing or is served cold and uncooked…
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Hi Emma99909 I'm very disappointed to read your review here as making an accusation about bed bugs is very serious & can be detrimental to a hotel business. Following your review we thoroughly checked the room and bed you were staying in and there is absolutely no sign of any thing either on the mattress or anywhere else in the room. This room has also been occupied by other guests every night since your stay with out any complaints. On top of this, we have a certificate from our external hygiene control company certifying this room so I can 100% guarantee you did not pick up anything from your time here in the hotel. Perhaps you were out walking or visited some woods or other area during your stay & picked up something then - maybe a visit to your doctor will help clarify this for you. As for your comments about the food and service, I think your opinion of the hotel has been overshadowed by your perception on your room experience, however I will pass your feedback to the chef. Regards Colin Duggan - General Manager
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kickstart02 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Stayed on Saturday night staff were nice and breakfast was good and served fresh and plenty of it room was a good size for five of us will stay again if we are Down that way good value for money there was ducks for the Weins so arrival
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Hi kickstart02, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Woodford Dolmen Hotel. Your positive feedback about the breakfast and warm reception is greatly appreciated. We are happy that the Weins enjoyed the ducks. Thank you for taking the time to respond to our guest review. We would be honored to welcome you back to our hotel for another enjoyable stay. Best regards, Colin Duggan - General Manager
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Conor O wrote a review Feb 2024
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Great hotel, only a two minute drive into the town centre and just off the motorway for Kilkenny. Excellent friendly staff, made feel welcome at all times, all areas in the hotel were very clean and warm !
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Hi Conor O Thank you for your very kind review. I am delighted to read you enjoyed your stay at the hotel. We are very lucky to have such an amazing team working within the hotel. I hope to welcome you back to the hotel soon. Kind Regards Colin Duggan - General Manager
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avidityhealth wrote a review Feb 2024
County Kildare, Ireland1 contribution
The food and room was lovely. The bar staff were friendly and even late at night, when they're working unsociable hours, they still found the time to have a joke and a good laugh. I would recommend this hotel if you're visiting Carlow, the overall experience was excellent.
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Hi avidityhealth, Thank you for your very kind review. I am delighted to read you enjoyed your stay at the hotel. We are very lucky to have such an amazing team of staff here. I hope I can welcome you back to the hotel in the future. Kind Regards Colin Duggan - General Manager
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phelankatie0 wrote a review Feb 2024
County Carlow, Ireland1 contribution
Went for a Valentine day stay. Bed was covered in rose petals and towels shaped as swans which was so attentive and lovely. Also a box of chocolates were there too and they were delicious. Staff was so friendly and a credit to the business. Food was divine and the atmosphere was so lovely. Best night sleep there too
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Hi Katie, Thank you for your very kind review. I am delighted to read you enjoyed your stay at the hotel. We are always happy to do anything we can to make these special occasions feel extra special. I hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the future. Kind Regards Colin Duggan - General Manager
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Jessie O wrote a review Feb 2024
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Myself and my husband went for a night away in the Dolman had never been before we arrived before checkin so went to the bar for a drink where shortly afterwards I received a call to say our room was ready which was a pleasant surprise. The Room was spotless, lovely and warm and cosy. A box of delicious chocolates on arrival. Staff very friendly, attentive and welcoming. Couldn't fault it at all will definitely be back 💯
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Hi Jessie, Thank you for your very kind review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay at the hotel. I am delighted you enjoyed our gluten free breakfast, we try to cater for every bodies dietary requirements with our menu. I hope to see you return in the future. Kind Regards Colin Duggan - General Manager
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sellehcimdig wrote a review Feb 2024
Kilkenny, Ireland2 contributions
Had a lovely stay, enjoyed the chocolates I got for booking on their own website. Friendly staff and lovely amenities. Great food and service throughout, dinner was brilliant, even tho they were booked out and very busy. Will come stay again
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Hi sellehcimdig Thank you for your lovely review. I am delighted to read you enjoyed your stay with us. I am particularly delighted you were happy with our food and service on the night. I look forward to seeing you return in the future. Kind Regards Colin Duggan - General Manager
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sandratnolan wrote a review Feb 2024
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lovely hotel, great staff, lovely food and drink. it was our anniversary but i had lost the voucher and in fairness to the staff at reception they were great in accommodating us. the bridal suite was fab and couldn't fit anymore in with the meal.
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Hi Sandra, Thank you for your very kind review. I would like to wish you a very happy anniversary. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay at the hotel. I hope to see you return to the hotel in the future. Kind Regards Colin Duggan - General Manager
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Nuala F wrote a review Feb 2024
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We spent a lovely weekend and from check-in to check-out the customer service was excellent, the staff were very efficient & friendly, nothing was a bother. Great staff & great food, we will definitely be back & will spread the word.
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Hi Nuala, Thank you for your very kind review. I am delighted to read you had a lovely stay with us. The food at the hotel is also one of my personal favourites. I look forward to seeing you return to the hotel. Kind Regards Colin Duggan - General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
€91 - €146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty CarlowCarlow
NUMBER OF ROOMS
81
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Frequently Asked Questions about Woodford Dolmen Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Woodford Dolmen Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Delta Sensory Gardens (4.1 km), Brownshill Dolmen (5.4 km), and Carlow County Museum (2.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Woodford Dolmen Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Woodford Dolmen Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Woodford Dolmen Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Woodford Dolmen Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mimosa Wine & Tapas Bar, Teach Dolmain Pub & Restaurant, and Caffe 500.
Are any cleaning services offered at Woodford Dolmen Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Woodford Dolmen Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Woodford Dolmen Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Portuguese, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Woodford Dolmen Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Milford Mills (3.7 km).
Is Woodford Dolmen Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.